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Polystichum braunii
Polystichum braunii
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Polystichum braunii

Braun’s Holly Fern

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 9.050.100

This is a clumping native fern, with thick, dark green fronds. Stalks or stems are covered in golden-brown scales that contrast nicely against the leaflets. Dense, upright and arching habit, the fronds arising from a single point, giving a formal appearance. Easy and reliable. Evergreen in milder winter regions.

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Polystichum braunii

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   30-75 cm
   12-29 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate